Use of technology in veterinary medicine
AVMA affirms and encourages the responsible, ethical development and use of technology that can benefit and protect public health, animal health and…
AAEP-AVMA management of Bureau of Land Management wild horses and burros
The AVMA and AAEP have jointly adopted this policy on the management of BLM wild horses and burros.
The AVMA supports the USDA/APHIS definition of feral swine as: "Swine that have lived all (wild) or any part (feral) of their lives free-roaming".
AABP judicious therapeutic use of antimicrobials in cattle
The AVMA has endorsed these guidelines developed by the American Association of Bovine Practitioners.
Veterinarians and public health
In addition to caring for animals, veterinarians are critical to public health. We contribute to medical discovery, protect people and animals from…
The AVMA represents and amplifies veterinarians’ voices when federal lawmakers consider issues that affect animal health, public health and the…
Disaster and emergency preparedness and response are important issues to the AVMA. We provide wide-ranging resources to help both veterinarians and…
Joint AVMA-FVE-CVMA statement on continuous monitoring of antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance
The AVMA, CVMA and FVE developed this joint statement on continuous monitoring of antimicrobial use and resistance.
Foot and mouth disease
Foot-and-mouth disease, widely known as FMD, is a severe, highly contagious viral disease and a worldwide concern.
Global food security
The AVMA supports the promotion of the veterinarian’s role in achieving global food security through the establishment of public and private…
Antimicrobial stewardship definition and core principles
The following principles can be used to develop antimicrobial stewardship plans in any veterinary practice setting.
Joint AVMA-FVE-CVMA statement on the benefits of animal vaccination programs in advancing animal and human health
Historically, immunization practices and vaccination protocols have contributed to significantly reduce the incidence of many life-threatening…
The Importance of Veterinarians in Food Safety
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) supports the United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service Public…
Joint AVMA-FVE-CVMA statement on the global control of canine rabies
Joint AVMA-FVE-CVMA statement on the global control of canine rabies.
National surveillance for zoonotic infectious diseases
AVMA policy on surveillance for zoonotic infectious diseases.
Joint AVMA-FVE-CVMA statement on the essential role of veterinarians in protecting animal, human, public, and environmental health—A global public good
Joint AVMA-FVE-CVMA statement on the essential role of veterinarians in protecting animal, human, public, and environmental health—A global public…
Veterinarian notification of violative residues in foods of animal origin
The AVMA supports a safe, abundant, and wholesome food supply raised in an environment that enhances public health and animal wellbeing.
Integrated Pest Management
AVMA supports appropriate integrated pest management (IPM) programs and practices. IPM includes the coordinated use of pest and environmental…
Healthy People 2020
The Healthy People initiative is a decade-based national strategy to identify the most significant opportunities for improving our population’s…
Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies
Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) are important diseases of animals and humans worldwide. The AVMA encourages dissemination…
AVMA Support of Comparative Medicine Programs at the National Institutes of Health
The AVMA strongly supports and affirms the recognition by the National Institutes Health (NIH) of the role of veterinarians as scientists, educators,…
Compendium of Measures to Control Chlamydophila psittaci Infections Among Humans (Psittacosis) and Pet Birds (Avian Chlamydiosis)
The AVMA endorses the 2017 Compendium of Measures to Control Chlamydophila psittaci Infections Among Humans (Psittacosis) and Pet Birds (Avian…
AAFP/AAHA basic guidelines of judicious therapeutic use of antimicrobials
The Basic Guidelines of Judicious Therapeutic Use of Antimicrobials in cats and dogs are designed to provide information to aid practicing
AASV basic guidelines of judicious therapeutic use of antimicrobials in pork production
The American Association of Swine Veterinarians and AVMA both support these guidelines on judicious therapeutic antimicrobial use in pork production.
Veterinary opportunities in CDC public health training programs
The AVMA supports the continued participation of veterinarians in CDC’s public health training programs.